WA State Employment Security Department

Contact Information

640 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503 - 1045
(360) 407-1341
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2013

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is a program of the Washington Service Corps (WSC), an intermediary that is designed to provide financial and technical support in order to place 275 members in reading, tutoring and literacy development positions in high-risk, low-income schools. The WRC engages the talent, energy and passion of AmeriCorps members in addressing critical literacy needs of youth achieved through research-based tutoring. The services that members provide strengthen academic achievement of 6,000 struggling readers in schools selected to participate in the WRC. Service opportunities for members enhance career and employment development and future workforce leaders in the field of education. This grant will provide ongoing funding to support 275 members providing service in approximately 75 schools, 25 early learning centers, and 5 21st Century Learning Centers throughout the state of Washington in both rural and urban settings with special emphasis on schools that are School Improvement Grant (SIG) qualified or Department of Education (DOE) Priority Schools. The CNCS investment of $3,575,000.00 will be matched with $1,725,000.00 in a fixed amount grant.

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